Discover beautiful sun drenched beaches
Late deals to Dalaman take you to a region of Turkey also known as the Lycian Coast is surrounded by crystal clear waters and a range of beautiful sun bathed beaches.
Here in this western part of Turkey there are numerous popular tourist resorts to suit all holidaymakers and every type of budget making the Dalaman Region an excellent choice for cheap holidays to Turkey. Dalaman itself is a relatively small farming town hosting Dalaman Airport which is the connection point for tourists visiting the many fantastic resorts in the region.
Boat tours and jeep safaris
There's an array of different excursions to take advantage of when taking a holiday in Dalaman, in particular the many varied boat trips. Whether it is a fun filled booze cruise sailing out of Marmaris, a lazy day boat trip taking in some amazing sights and enjoying a scrumptious onboard barbecue, or the delights of Dalyan on a trip to the mud baths via the ancient Lycian Rock Tombs, there will be a boat trip to suit you.
For the more adventurous why not visit two countries in one day on a hydrofoil boat trip into the Greek island of Rhodes and spend the day exploring Rhodes Town before returning to the port early evening. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land there is also a range of jeep safaris, village tours and cultural excursions to enjoy such as a visit to Ephesus & Pamukkale. There are excursions t suit every budget which is ideal for those seeking to keep costs down and make the most of cheap late deals to Turkey.
Quick Dalaman Tips
The flying time from the UK to Dalaman is approximately 3 hours 45 minutes
The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish Lira although the Euro is widely accepted
The Majority of Turks are Sunni Muslim,and the rest is made up of Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant Christians and Jews.
Raki is the national drink of Turkey, a clear brandy made from grapes and raisins, flavored with aniseed quite a potent drink being 80- to 100-proof.
Kebabs, are a really popular Turkish dish with many different options from Shish Kebabs, to Doner Kebabs even Kebabs made from roasted chestnuts
Development in this region is restricted in an effort to protect the famous loggerhead turtles that use some of the beaches as a breeding ground
Discover the Turquoise Coast
Beaches in the Dalaman area are varied ranging from the shingle beaches of lively cosmopolitan Marmaris where the resort lights up as the sun goes down, to the white powdery sands of charming Olu Deniz, surrounded by the pine clad mountains of its neighbouring resort of Hisaronu, which itself has some of the most amazing views in the region. Icmeler is a smaller village located along the coast next to Marmaris with a shingle beach running down to the crystal clear sea that offers a variety of water sports to participate in. Icmeler is a lot more laid back than its neighbour and although there is a wide variety of nightlife to keep you busy into the early hours, it is relatively lower key. The Dalaman Region offers great value for money making it an ideal choice for those seeking cheap last minute holidays to Turkey.
Haggle at the bazaar
Fethiye is a lively and bustling town full of charm offering a great selection of restaurants to enjoy a fantastic meal along the harbour front. A similar resort to Marmaris regarding tourism, there is a great bazaar and weekly market to keep shopaholics busy for hours on end. Whichever resort you decide to stay in along the breathtaking Lycian coast of Turkey you are sure to have one of the widest ranges of cuisine in the Mediterranean. There's a vast selection of restaurants from typically Turkish fish restaurants around the marina to those offering everything from lamb on the spit to bangers and mash, not to mention the varied fast food takeaways and authentic kebab stands. Cheap late deals to the Dalaman Region are available to book online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places to Visit
White Water Rafting
For thrill seekers the Dalaman River has some amazing rapids. The course is over 26 km, with more than 30 rapids with different stages to start at so great for beginners and the more advanced.
Mud Baths in Dalyan
Mud Baths have always been popular and some say that Cleopatra herself would make the occasional trip to the region just to visit these baths. The baths have been a magnet for the rich and famous down the years.
Atlantis Water Park
A guaranteed fun day out for all the family, at the Atlantis on Marmaris Beach with a great array of tubes, waves, rides and slides to keep the kids entertained all day.
Culture and history
The Dalaman Region was developed in around 3000BC by a group of Greek settlers who worked the land and sea as farmers and fishermen. Having changed rule during the Persians, Athenians, Ottomans and Roman eras, the Turks finally began to arrive here in 1390 and the population has grown considerably in numbers since the 19th century. Since the airport was built in 1981, tourists have flocked here and the Dalaman Region is a top destination for cheap holidays to Turkey.
Best restaurants in the Dalaman Region
The Olive Tree Restaurant - Hisaronu
Located on the outskirts of town on the road out to Kaya, The Olive Tree Restaurant is an adult only restaurant ensuring meals here are a peaceful affair. The Turkish owners and waiters pay exceptional attention to detail and are attentive without being overbearing. They will guide you through any dishes you may be unsure of and help in the choice of wine. For wonderful food in peaceful surroundings, then try The Olive Tree Restaurant on holidays to the Dalaman Region.
Anfora - Olu Deniz
A hidden gem, the Anfora opens up into a wonderful garden behind the main strip and is a welcome calm in the storm of the busy bar street. The whole family are made welcome and the staff even provide a spot of entertainment ensuring most people spend their whole evening here. There is also live music twice a week which adds to the wonderful Turkish atmosphere that the restaurant provides.
Best hotels in the Dalaman Region
Olu Deniz Resort - Olu Deniz
Set in a prime location on one of the best beaches in Turkey and just a 20 minute stroll away from the famous Blue Lagoon, the Olu Deniz Resort offers all inclusive luxury at a very reasonable price. The hotel has a mini club and play area for the younger ones and a quiet pool where over 16's can relax and soak up the sun.
Babadan Apartments - Icmeler
An intimate group of apartments set slightly inland just between the old and new towns, nothing is too much trouble for the staff at the Babadan Apartments. You'll be in close enough proximity to the beach, nightlife and stunning scenery to enjoy them all in equal measures before returing to the sanctuary of this traditional accommodation.